Senior Planning Officers- Somerset

We are working with local authorities in Somerset who are urgently seeking contract Senior Planners to join their team for to assist during a busy period and due to the absence of permanent members of staff. 

This role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to some larger more complex sites up to 100 units. It is anticipated that this contract will last 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

Rates for this position are between £30-£40 an hour depending on your experience and this council are set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed. Our current contractors work 2-3 days in the office with the rest from home and have given us really positive feedback about the councils culture and team. 

Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. 

The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews at short notice for a start ideally ASAP, though they will wait for the right candidate.

If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4828, or email

We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

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